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net5501 lite


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Base price: $705.00

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net5501 lite red front
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  • To have an operating system installed, you will need to include an appropriately sized Compact Flash card in your order
  • miniPCI wireless cards do not include a pigtail or antenna

Compact and silent, the net5501 uses very little power, has no moving parts and is ultra-reliable, making it ideal for use as a dedicated network appliance.

With four ethernet ports as standard and a 500MHz CPU with 512 MB of RAM, the net5501 is ideal for use as a firewall, VPN Router, internet gateway or VoIP PBX.

You can add a 2.5″ laptop hard drive, as well as a miniPCI expansion card, allowing the net5501 to serve in an even wider variety of applications.

The net5501 includes a board and case, ready for you to add your choice of Compact Flash card, operating system, expansion cards and power supply. You can also include a mounting bracket for a 2.5″ hard drive, or an SMA pigtail and antenna.


500 Mhz AMD Geode LX 800 single chip processor with CS5536 companion chip, 512MB RAM


Compact Flash card or Microdrive, and/or 2.5″ HDD (IDE or SATA)


6-25V DC external power supply, max 20W; option for 5V supply using internal connector

Power consumption

6-8W, 8-11W with HDD


Seven front panel LEDs (power, disk, error, network x4), 12 bit general purpose I/O, 20 pins header, real-time clock (RTC)


4 ethernet ports (10/100 Mbit, supports 802.1 VLAN tagging), 1 miniPCI slot, 1 PCI slot (inaccessible), 2 serial (RS232) ports, USB 2.0, 2.5″ IDE and SATA connector, 2 audio ports



Case colours

Powdercoated black, red


Soekris Engineering (board) / Yawarra (case)


net5501-60 or net5501-70


C-tick labelled for use in Australia; RoHS-5 compliant;

Note: This product includes software developed by the pfSense® Project for use in the pfSense® software distribution. (

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